TRANSACTIONS | Elks sign three players

Edmonton preparing for Friday's game versus the Riders


EDMONTON - The Edmonton Elks announced the addition of three players Monday, signing Americans Malik Harris (DL), and Tony Jones (LB) along with National Ethan Makonzo (DB).

Harris was most recently with the Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League and also spent time with the Houston Gamblers of United States Football League in 2022. Collegiately, the native of Omaha, NE., played two seasons (2017-18) with the University of Incarnate Word, appearing in 22 games, where he recorded 34 total tackles and three sacks. As a junior, Harris played tight end, making 13 receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns.

Jones joins the Double E after spending time on the Toronto Argonauts practice roster to start the season before being released in early July. In 2021, Jones was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year in the Indoor Football League as a member of the Iowa Barnstormers. The Florida native played two seasons at Texas Tech (2017-18), appearing in 24 games, registering 77 total tackles, eight sacks, one interception and three fumble recoveries. ​

Ethan Makonzo joins the Elks for his third stint in Edmonton, having previously played in four games this season, making one special teams tackle. He was released by Edmonton on Aug. 16.

The Elks are preparing for their next game, Friday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.



  • Malik Harris | AMER | DL | 6’5 | 263 LBS | Omaha, NE | Incarnate Word
  • Tony Jones | AMER | LB | 6'2 | 235 LBS | 1995-08-05 | Casselberry, FL | Texas Tech
  • Ethan Makonzo | NAT | DB | 6'1 | 220 LBS | 1995-12-19 | Montreal, QC | Montreal
Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), Edmonton Elks Football Club


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About The Edmonton Elks Football Club

The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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